Industry Update
Appointment19 March 2018

Fernando Roman

Appointed Cluster Executive Chef
At Sala Hospitality Group in Bangkok , Thailand

Fernando Roman

Thailand's SALA Hospitality has appointed Chef Fernando "Ferdi" Roman as Cluster Executive Chef. Chef Ferdi will manage the culinary creativity at sala rattanakosin, sala ayutthaya, and sala khaoyai. Chef Ferdi has over 18 years of experience. After graduating with a culinary degree in his native Cape Town - during which he trained in Denmark as part of a scholarship training programme - he began his culinary journey in the United States of America before returning home where he quickly rose through the ranks to executive head chef in five star hotels and award-winning restaurants.

He later returned to the U.S.A. for a stint in Florida followed by two years in Dubai before joining the pre-opening team of a hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam. Most recently, Chef Ferdi was the Executive Chef at Amari Watergate in Bangkok.

Sala Hospitality Group

SALA Hospitality Group is a homegrown hospitality company that owns and operates 7 luxury resorts, beach hotels and romantic resorts in Thailand under the brands SALA Resorts & Spas and sala boutique.
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